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The case for holding on.


On the craggy cliffs of Jamaica’s western shore, an out-of-body experience.

Looking out
luminous Caribbean bends and sways
black ink beckoning in darkness
foaming wild around fingers of lava stone.

How exquisite it would be to slip in
a smooth decent in silence.

sliding away from the Knowing,
release of muscle and bone, shaking off past and pain
flight of heart and mind, salt dissolving the no longer.

Pitching forward
breathing in brine and breeze
lulled by the sleep of forever …
but for that touch from nature’s hand
observing from just behind.

Turning away shoulder from the tide, the edge of night
pressing closely, pushing inward to the Truth of the Root
cast away of wicked thought, filling of well with water
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urgent now,
revealing the case for holding on
in the glow of light and love.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and effective video content. This is today’s entry on her blog, The Shape of Trees. Drumville Cove Jamaica photographed by Kevin Riley.
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Being There


“I think when you are somewhere, you oughta be there. ‘Cause it’s not about how long you stay in a place. It’s about what you do while you’re there. And – when you go, will the place where you’ve been be any better off for your having been there?”

-Chris-in-the-Morning, KBHR, Cicely, AK

Week 7 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation – through images this week, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise. Signs are everywhere … recent trip to Cicely, Alask- I mean, Roslyn Washington.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality. Photos by Janet Muniz.
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Serena Park


Serena Park is quiet tonight

Serena Park is quiet- tonight,

raindrops are splashing on rooftops and trees

Serena Park is quiet- tonight,

raindrops are splashing on rooftops, and trees

sway to the musical moisture.

Serena Park is quiet because

the gun fire is drowning.

SerenaParkWeek 6 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality. Photo of Serena Park by Janet Muniz.
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Gardening


The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

Sun-brightened, cared-for.

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

Sun-brightened, cared-for.

Thirst for life, now, calling and calling,

deep from the root. Urgent, panic …

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

Sun-brightened, cared-for.

Thirst for life, now, calling and calling,

deep from the root. Urgent … panic?

Mother Earth comforts her.

The garden calls, sweetly, fragrantly

Smells of green and geranium, pungent and true.

Sun-brightened, cared-for.

Thirst for life, now, calling and calling,

deep from the root. Urgent, panic?

Mother Earth comforts her.

Inhabit your emptiness, she says. Let the fast set you free.

071815_ShapeOfTrees_GardeningWeek 5 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality. Photo by Janet Muniz.
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My sweetness is gone


In grief, the skin burns

In grief, the skin burns

white, blanching heart and soul.

In grief, the skin burns

white, blanching, heart and soul

gasping for breath

In grief, the skin burns

white, blanching, heart and soul

gasping for breath.

Until a breeze stokes embers and aura

In grief, the skin burns

white, blanching, heart and soul

gasping for breath.

Until a breeze stokes embers and aura

lifting smoke and loss.

GriefSammie Week 4 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality. Photo by Janet Muniz.
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Pull of place


If I leave you

If I leave, you

will come for me.

If I leave, you

will come for me,

opening your spaces so I can see

If I leave, you

will come for me,

opening your spaces so I can see

my own flesh and bone in you.

If I leave, you

will come for me,

opening your spaces so I can see

my own flesh and bone -in you,

so clear what’s meant for me.

The desertIndependence Day Week 3 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality.
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Healing Waters


The scent of sage and sweet grass

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth.

Rainfall filters the air

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth.

Rainfall filters the air,

caressing gently with memory

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth.

Rainfall filters the air,

caressing gently with memory.

Afterward, faded glow renews

The scent of sage and sweet grass

rises from the Earth.

Rainfall filters the air,

caressing gently with memory.

Afterward, faded glow renews

moving forward through the clearing sky.

062615_ShapeOfTrees_CollageSummer Rains Week 2 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality.
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When it hurts to move


ooooo …

ooooo …

ooooo-JAH

ooooo …

ooooo-JAH

ooooo-JAH-yee …

ooooo …

ooooo-JAH

ooooo-JAH-yee …

ujjayi, waves of breath, ocean motion

ooooo …

ooooo-JAH

ooooo-JAH-yee …

ujjayi, waves of breath, ocean motion

soft, slow release.

062115_ShapeOfTrees_UjjahiSummer Solstice Week 1 – This summer I am surprising myself with nested meditation, inspired by psychologist Kevin Anderson, author of Divinity in Disguise.

  • Janet Muniz is an award-winning professional writer known for informative articles, inspiring blog posts and engaging video content. Currently a Creative Content Strategist with EverEffect | Internet Marketing Agency & Consulting Firm, her personal blog is devoted to filling the well with poetry, pictures and originality. Photo of Atlantic Ocean by Janet Muniz.